Historical 1918 pandemic reports, advice, treatments and hope for our ancestors

This report from Chicago, Illinois by health officials in 1918 reads like a one that could have been written in 2021. The upshot is that we should learn from our ancestors.

Meanwhile, similar messages were urgently distributed that are similar to those of 2020-21.

An image of a Red Cross nurse published in Illustrated Current News. 1918.
An image of a Red Cross nurse published in Illustrated Current News. 1918.Credit…National Library of Medicine
Another similar health heed
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Consider the following in the current pandemics
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Yet, in Kansas City, hope against hope was expressed. An article in the Kansas City Star newspaper in December 1918 expressed hopefulness about the “influenza serum” after Congress allocated $1 million to push it out to help save U.S. residents.

Hope in Missouri

Hope against hope years later …

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